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British women get pregnant to escape jail term


September 21st, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A judge in Britain has criticised two women who became pregnant to dodge imprisonment after laundering money from a customer's bank account.The judge still gave them ... Read more...

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Visa pact signed with Pakistan; India insists on 26/11 justice (Intro Roundup)


September 9th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Vowing to move beyond the burdens of a troubled past, India and Pakistan Saturday signed a pact to liberalise their visa regime to promote greater ... Read more...

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Norwegian mass killer sentenced to 21 years in jail (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Aug 24 (IANS) Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in bomb and shooting attacks last year.The court also ... Read more...

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Cuba sends former top officials to jail for corruption


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Three former deputy industry ministers were among 13 people sentenced to prison for "offenses associated with corruption", Cuban daily Granma said Tuesday.The defendants were convicted by ... Read more...

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UAE refuses to extradite Russian corporate crime suspect


July 26th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has turned down Russia's request for extraditing the suspected leader of a group accused of illegal takeovers of dozens of ... Read more...

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India renews request for Sarabjit’s release, awaits clear picture (Second Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's midnight U-turn on the release of Sarabjit Singh, suspected to have been orchestrated by its powerful military establishment, has not gone down well ... Read more...

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Russian professors jailed for selling missile secrets to China


June 20th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian court Wednesday sentenced two university professors to long prison terms for selling military secrets, including sensitive data on Russia's Bulava missile system, to ... Read more...

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Families remember Uphaar fire victims


June 13th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) With tears in their eyes and fond memories of their loved ones, families of the 59 people who died in the Uphaar cinema fire here ... Read more...

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Libya jails foreign mercenaries for helping Gaddafi


June 4th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Libyan military court Monday handed long prison terms to a group of Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians accused of serving as mercenaries for slain leader ... Read more...

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Indian couple jailed in British immigration scam


May 17th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) An Indian couple has been jailed in Britain for involvement in an immigration scam and to assist people in their illegal overstay in the country, ... Read more...

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Mexico puts up $1.2 bn to solve kidnappings


May 12th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities said Friday that they are prepared to pay up to 16.5 billion pesos ($1.23 billion) in rewards for information leading to the rescue ... Read more...

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Ex-army officer gets life term for killing Chennai boy (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Retired army officer K. Ramaraj was sentenced to life imprisonment by a fast track court here Friday for last year's killing of a 13-year-old boy who ... Read more...

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10 Russians found guilty of terrorism


April 13th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS) A group of 10 Russian teenagers were Thursday found guilty of terrorism, illegally making bombs, damaging property and humiliating people on the basis of race or ... Read more...

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Three Russian fencers held for drug dealing


April 5th, 2012 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian fencer who won bronze at an international event in London recently has been arrested along with two teammates from the national team on ... Read more...

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Russian jailed in US for bank fraud


March 25th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US federal court in New York sentenced a Russian national to two years in prison for his involvement in a global bank fraud scheme ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily rues match fixing in cricket


March 15th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) Illegal bookies in India and elsewhere remain undeterred as the latest fixing claims focus on the role of Bollywood actresses being used as honey traps for ... Read more...

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Men more corrupt than women: Ex-Indonesian president


February 11th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Feb 11 (IANS/AKI) Former Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri claims that men are more likely to engage in corrupt activities than women."This is based on a survey on the United ... Read more...

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China lets prisoners go home for New Year


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Dozens of inmates in northwestern China will be temporarily released from jail to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year at home with their families as a ... Read more...

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Russian president pardons 27 convicts


January 10th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In keeping with what has become a yearly tradition at Christmas, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has pardoned 27 convicts, serving various prison terms.Medvedev, who has ... Read more...

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Drug traffickers held carrying heroin in stomach


December 27th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two drug couriers who had concealed heroin capsules in their stomachs have been detained at the airport of Russia's Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the customs ... Read more...

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Mexico sets 60-year prison term for female homicides


December 15th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's lower house approved a bill that would make female homicides, or "femicides", punishable by between 40-60 years in prison, legislative sources said.The bill, which ... Read more...

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China to deport 13 Indian diamond traders, Modi claims credit


December 7th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A Chinese court Wednesday freed 13 of 22 Indian nationals held on charges of diamond smuggling and money laundering. India took note of the ... Read more...

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Indonesian Islamic group wants death for graft


November 15th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 15 (IANS/AKI) An Islamic group in Indonesia has said people convicted for corruption must be sentenced to death, or "at the minimum have their hands cut off".Islamic Defenders ... Read more...

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Nine jailed for selling rotten ducks in China


November 10th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) Nine people, making up two separate gangs producing and selling rotten ducks in Beijing, have been awarded prison terms varying from one to six years, the ... Read more...

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Chinese couple jailed for selling their kids


October 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) An unmarried Chinese couple was handed down prison terms for selling their four children.The couple in Jiangsu province was sentenced for selling their four children ... Read more...

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All 269 guilty in Vachathi mass rape, assault case


September 29th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharmapuri (Tamil Nadu), Sep 29 (IANS) Nearly two decades after a brutal assault on tribals by police, forest and revenue officials in Vachathi village and the rape of 18 women, ... Read more...

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Iran frees two US hikers


September 21st, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 21 (IANS) Two US hikers jailed for allegedly spying in Iran were Wednesday released on bail, the state media reported. Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer were sentenced to eight ... Read more...

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Bihar court seeks arrest of 11 Nepali Maoist leaders


September 15th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 15 (IANS) A Bihar court Thursday issued arrest warrant against 11 Nepali Maoist leaders including a former minister, at least six sitting MPs and other senior leaders, a ... Read more...

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Raja, Kalmadi, Kanimozhi at Tihar I-Day event


August 15th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Former Commonwealth Games chief Suresh Kalmadi, DMK MP Kanimozhi and former communications minister A. Raja were among the thousands who celebrated Independence Day at the ... Read more...

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London cops vow to nail Twitter, BlackBerry rioters


August 10th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Police have vowed to hunt down the thugs who used social media to organise the riots in London, a media report said Tuesday.Detectives called in forensic ... Read more...

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UAE emirate to release 162 prisoners in Ramadan


August 1st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 31 (IANS/WAM) Umm al Quwain, one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates, will release 162 prisoners during Ramadan.These prisoners will be released for exhibiting good ... Read more...

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Japan to jail computer virus creators


June 18th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) Japan will now punish people who create or spread computer viruses with fines and prison terms of up to three years.Under a new law enacted by ... Read more...

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Indian-Australian doctor case: Attackers appeal sentence


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 2 (IANS) Four Australian men who attacked an Indian-origin doctor in 2008 - and were all sentenced to a combined prison term of 65 years - have now ... Read more...

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Court reduces Russian tycoon’s prison term by one year


May 25th, 2011 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 25 (IANS) The Moscow City Court upheld Tuesday a sentence against Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his partner Platon Lebedev, reducing their 14-year prison terms by one year. ... Read more...

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Ex-Costa Rican president sent to five years in prison


April 28th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Costa Rica's former president Miguel Angel Rodriguez has been sentenced to five years in prison for taking kickbacks for granting a lucrative contract to ... Read more...

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